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Event Details

General Information
Event Name: Public Information Officer
Hosted By: Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)
ERT - OSRTI
Event Description:

This course provides participants course work and hands-on training for the position of Public Information Officer (PIO) on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. It covers the role and responsibilities of a PIO, duties required of the PIO in all types of incidents, how to establish and organize an Information Office appropriate for the incident, and discusses key functions of the Information Office. Instructional methods include lectures, class discussions, graded evaluations, and group exercises. A certificate of course completion will be awarded to those students who have 100% attendance and who obtain a total course score of 70% or higher.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed Incident Command System courses I-100, 200, 300, and 400, and IS-700b and IS-800c, and who have been identified to be a part of an Incident Management Team.

Objectives
After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role and responsibilities of the Public Information Officer (PIO) within the Incident Command System (ICS) structure
  • Identify the major functions of the PIO and their specific responsibilities
  • Describe the duties and assignments of PIO assistants
  • Be able to correctly apply the Crisis Communication plan during a nationally significant incident
  • Describe the U.S. EPA structure for managing data during a nationally significant incident
  • Explain how the PIO interacts, within the ICS structure, with EPA Regional Offices and EPA Headquarters
  • Describe the approval process for communication products
  • Understand the roles and responsibility of the PIO to community relations

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=35 

Registration Status: Postponed
Event Begins: May 06, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Event Ends: May 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Registrar
Phone: 513-251-7669
E-mail: ertp-registrar@tetratech.com
Additional Information:

Limited to U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard or by invitation.

This event will include a capstone Incident Management Team Exercise (IMTX), on Friday, May 10th, in which participants, along with other Key Leadership Position course participants, will practice their position skills within an incident management team environment under simulated incident conditions.  Team members will work together to manage the hypothetical incident, conduct ICS Planning ‘P’ activities and produce work products, including an Incident Action Plan.

Location
This event will be held at: U.S. EPA - Region 3
1650 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
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Location Contact Information: Sonia Maldonado
Phone: 215-814-3242
E-mail: maldonado.sonia@epa.gov
 
Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Arrangements for hotel accommodations, if needed, are the responsibility of individual participants.
 

EPA travelers:  There will be an event-specific conference code for this course.  Once it is established it will be sent to registered students to use in their TA.

 

   
   

 

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